How to get there?
(Scroll further down for Tube, Bus, Taxi and Car) The closest tube/train station to Retail Design Expo is Kensington Olympia. The dedicated entrance - Central Hall Entrance on Hammersmith Road, is a 2 minute walk away.
To view all travel options, please see http://www.olympia.co.uk/visiting/getting-here/train-tube
All four London airports (City, Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports) have easy transport links to Olympia - whether by London Underground or mainline rail services.
City Airport to Olympia
Take the Docklands’ Light Railway (DLR) from City Airport to Canning Town station. Change to the Underground and take the Jubilee Line towards Westminster. At Westminster, change to the District Line to Kensington Olympia.
For more details about London City Airport visit www.londoncityairport.com or call +44 (0) 20 7646 0088.
Underground Fare Zones travelled through: 1, 2 and 3
Estimated journey time: 59 minutes - please note that this is subject to change (e.g. peak hours), see www.tfl.gov.uk
Gatwick Airport to Olympia
You may take the Gatwick Express to Victoria then change from Victoria to the District Line towards Kensington Olympia.
For more details about Gatwick Airport visit www.baa.com/gatwick or call +44 (0) 870 000 2468
Underground Fare Zones travelled through: 1, 2;
Estimated journey time: 55 minutes.
For the Gatwick Express, please visit www.gatwickexpress.com
Heathrow Airport to Olympia
Take the Heathrow Express train towards Paddington. At Paddington, change onto the District Line straight to Kensington Olympia.
For more details about Heathrow Airport visit www.baa.com/heathrow or call +44 (0) 870 000 0123
Underground Fare Zones travelled through: 1, 2.
Estimated journey time: 41 minutes please note that this is subject to change (e.g. peak hours), see www.tfl.gov.uk
For a cheaper but more time consuming journey, you can travel by coach. Please see www.eco.co.uk
Stansted Airport to Olympia
Take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station, take the Circle Line towards Earl's Court and change there for the District Line towards Kensington Olympia.
For more details about Stansted Airport visit www.baa.com/stansted or call +44 (0) 870 0000 303
Underground Fare Zones travelled through: 1.
Estimated journey time: 30 minutes - please note that this is subject to change (e.g. peak hours), see www.tfl.gov.uk
Olympia is on both the District Line (dark green line) and the Overground Line (orange striped line) - use journey planner on www.tfl.gov.uk to get various routes and for tube travel information.
The buses 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 391 and C1 go to Olympia.
Enjoy a ride in an iconic black cab or use cabwise to organise a cheaper, official minicab. The address to quote is: Olympia, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX
Directions to Olympia - From M1/A1/M11/A10 take the A406 westbound to A4. Continue on A4 over Hammersmith Flyover until A4 becomes West Cromwell Road and follow the signs.
From M4/A4 follow directions as above.
From A3/M3 follow signs for central London, take Wandsworth or Putney Bridges. From Wandsworth Bridge, turn left onto New Kings Road, turn right onto Fulham High Street, which becomes Fulham Palace Road, turn right onto Lillie Road and follow signs. From Putney Bridge, turn left onto Fulham Palace Road and follow directions as above.
From M2/M20/A2 follow signs to central London, take Blackfriars, London, Waterloo, Vauxhall, Southwark, Chelsea or Battersea Bridges, turn left along Embankment and follow signs. From A12/A13 follow signs for central London towards Tower or London Bridge. Do not cross bridge, instead continue along Embankment and follow signs.
There is Barclay's Bicycle hire outside Kensington Olympia - they need to be booked and they are free for the first 30 minutes.
For a list of all available Barclay's Bicycle hire stations, visit http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/traveltools/
BOOK A HOTEL
We are pleased to announce that we have a Headquarters hotel for Retail Design Expo 2017 – The Hilton London Olympia, right next to Olympia and have negotiated special discounted rates for exhibitors and visitors. We are letting you know so you have the first opportunity to book rooms, which can be done through Event Express our official hotel booking company via the link below which is also on the website.
There are also details on other hotels with preferential rates. The Hilton Olympia is likely to get fully booked so we recommend you book as soon as possible, to book a hotel click here.